Atmospheric tidal waves maintain Venus' super-rotationWritten by Copernical Team Thursday, 23 April 2020 05:44
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Apr 24, 2020
Images from the Akatsuki spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus's atmosphere rotating much faster than the planet itself. An international research team led by Takeshi Horinouchi of Hokkaido University has revealed that this 'super-rotation' is maintained near the equator by atmospheric tidal waves formed from solar heating on the planet's dayside and cooling on its nightside. Closer to the po
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